Alleged car thief killed at 40th and Locust

Posted on 21 November 2010 by WPL

This car, which police say was jacked near 50th and Arch early Sunday, crashed into a barrier at 40th and Locust. Police shot and killed one of the car’s occupants after he fired at them.


Police shot and killed a man early Sunday morning near the corner of 40th and Locust after gunshots were exchanged, according to Penn’s Division of Public Safety. The incident began as an armed car jacking near 50th and Arch.
Philadelphia police chased the vehicle, a silver Cadillac, until it crashed into a barrier near the Penn campus. One man fired at police as he fled the crash scene. Police returned fire, killing the man. Another man who fled was later apprehended. Neither man has been identified. More information as it becomes available.

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